Like much of California that's not located on the coast, Bakersfield and Polo Grounds has a desert climate. Summers are long and dry with plenty of heat and sunshine. The winters are slightly cooler with only a slightly higher chance for rainfall.
Polo Grounds, as a residential community, is largely artificial terrain. The community is comprised of single-family homes with manicured lawns and well-maintained sidewalks. Unfortunately, what few trees are in Polo Grounds are located on private property and provide little shade on the sidewalks or streets. This means you will want to be especially careful with your pup's sensitive paw pads during the long, hot summers. As a precaution, special booties may be purchased to help protect your dog's feet from hot concrete on their daily walks.
Additionally, Polo Grounds is quite flat with few inclines or changes in elevation, so at least you and your pup won't be battling hills on top of that desert heat!The boundaries of Polo Grounds include Hageman Road to the north, Calloway Drive to the east, Rosedale Highway to the south, and Jewetta Avenue to the west. Verdugo Lane and Meacham Road are the major roadways that run through Polo Grounds.
Other parks within the surrounding areas of Polo Grounds include Polo Park, Riverlakes Ranch Park, Liberty Park, and Greenacres Park and Community Center. These generally have playgrounds and some recreational areas but do not have nature trails or dog-specific areas. Almost three miles northeast, you will find the City of Bakersfield Dog Park, an off-leash area for your pup to run and socialize with other local dogs!